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Diamond Mines in Botswana

Information about the diamond mines of Botswana. Includes general information about the mines, where they are located, and game parks on lands leased by Botswana's diamond mine operators. Botswana's Diamond mines are operated by Debswana, Gem Diamonds,

Damtshaa Diamond Mine
- Opened by Debswana in 2003 by consolidating 4 smaller mines
- Located west of Francistown
- Type of Mine: Open Pit
- Damtshaa means "water for tortoises"
- De Beers "Damtshaa Diamond Mine" Article
- Debswana "Damtshaa Diamond Mine" Article
- Wikipedia "Damtshaa Diamond Mine" Article

Ghaghoo Diamond Mine
- Operated by Gem Diamonds of Botswana
- Located on the eastern side and within the Central Kahalari Game Reserve

- Gem Diamonds Awarded 25 Year License Mine in Botswana

Jwaneng Diamond Mine
- opened by Debswana in 1982
- Richest diamond mine in the world in terms of value
- Type of mine: Open pit
- Owns and operates the Jwaneng Airport
- Within their leasing area: Jwana Game Park
- The Jwaneng settlement is southeast of the mine
- Mine is located west of Gabarone
- in the Naledi River Valley of the Kahalari
- Jwaneng means "place of small stones"
- De Beers "Jwaneng Diamond Mine" Article
- Debswana "Jwaneng Diamond Mine" Article
- Mining Technology "Jwaneng Diamond Mine" Article
- Wikipedia "Jwaneng Diamond Mine" Article

Letlhakane Diamond Mine
- Opened by Debswana in 1975
- Located in Botswana's Boteti Sub-District
- About 190 kilometers west of Francistown
- De Beers "Letlhakane Diamond Mine" Article
- Debswana "Letlhakane Diamond Mine" Article
- Wikipedia "Damtshaa Diamond Mine" Article

Orapa Diamond Mine
- opened by Debswana in 1971
- Located west of Francistown
- Within their Leasing Area: Orapa Game Park
- Orapa means "resting place of lions"
- De Beers "Orapa Diamond Mine" Article

- Debswana "Orapa Diamond Mine" Article

- Wikipedia "Pra[a Diamond Mine" Article
- Debswana "Orapa Game Park" Article
- Diamond Route" Orapa Makgadikgadi Park" Article


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